Tanzania inflation rises to 5.3% in September

PUBLISHED: Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:29:53 GMT


Tanzania’s inflation rate rose in September as increases in food prices rose, the state statistics office said on Monday.

The inflation rose to 5.3 percent year-on-year in September from 5.0 percent a month earlier.

The food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation rate increased to 9.3 percent in September from 8.6 percent in August.

On a month-on-month basis, inflation was -0.02 percent in August from -0.4 percent previously.

Reporting by Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala; Writing by Aaron Maasho, editing by Ed Osmond

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